By utilizing storage robots, Ejner Hessel A/S has found a solution which makes the tasks at the workshop much more efficient. The warehouse has become highly comprised, which provides a quick access to the products and the waiting time for the mechanics is markedly reduced. The picking of the spare parts is happening fast and efficiently within the storage robot, when the car is entered into the system and the spare parts are ready at the lift when the mechanics need them. The integration with Autoline also increases the efficiency:
The intelligent integration with our DMS-system makes the tasks at the workshop much more efficient. All the planned service jobs can be prepared the day before, meaning that the spare parts are ready, when the mechanics needs them. If a car is brought in acute, it gets registered in Autoline. The order of spare parts are automatically send further to Effisoft, so the warehouse can pick the necessary spare parts for the workshop. The system is very efficient and provides a short response time
– Sandy Falkenberg
The automation of the store of spare parts increases security and improves the working environment by eliminating the use of ladders and mechanical handling equipment. Furthermore, the storage robots decreases the need for floorspace, up to 85% of floorspace can be saved compared to traditional shelf storage. Ejner Hessel A/S has therefore been able to prioritize the space for their 7000m2 large showroom area.
It is a big and comprehensive decision to automatize ones storage. But an ideal automation will increase the service level significantly and result in economic benefits in terms of reduced costs. Ejner Hessel A/S has passed on the benefits of an automatized warehouse to their customers by being able to provide a better communication between workshop and spare parts department, a reduced amount of time spent and a 99,9% more secure storage control and precision.